Have you ever pulled into the perfect campsite only to have a bunch of 17-year-olds and their keg of beer show up at the campsite right next to you?
Or, have you ever sought solace in the woods to have it interrupted by a crying baby all night.
(If so that was our crying baby, so sorry!)
We love the outdoors and we love sharing our favorite outdoor places but with a holiday weekend just around the corner where do you go to find some peace and quiet?
Here’s how we plan a holiday weekend adventure.
- Get to the campground a little bit early so you can choose your neighbors. If you want peace and quiet look for an old retired couple in an RV, seriously this tricks works!
- If you’re headed out for a day hike get an early start. Beat the trail congestion, crazy parking lots, hot weather and afternoon thunderstorms by striking out as soon as the birds start chirping.
- Or start your hike in the evening after everyone has retired to their campsite or headed back into town!
- Stick to remote trails, trails that are off the beaten path or that people simply don’t know about our use very often. A few of our recommendations are Deep Creek campground for camping where you can explore Rock Creek trail or Sheep Lake trail and check out the remains of Sand Lake Lodge.
- Don’t camp in an established campground but make sure you follow the backcountry camping rules where you are and adhere to the Leave No Trace Principles…or else we’ll hunt you down and blog about you 😉
- Avoid trailheads near popular campsites. People (including us) love campgrounds that intersect with trail networks but if you’re looking to avoid crowds find a trailhead in the middle of nowhere to start your hike.
But, if you’re keeping it local this weekend be sure to come visit us today from 12-5 pm at the Elevation 8076′ Celebration in Centennial AND Laramie’s Freedom Has a Birthday in Washington Park from 10-4 pm. Stop by our tent, chat with us, and play a few map games!
Have a wonderful weekend!